Jean-Claude Forest’s timeless Erotic Sci-Fi series recounting the spatial adventures of the beautiful titular character is now available in a brand new English-language adaptation.
In Book 1 (first collected in 1964), Barbarella’s spaceship breaks down, she finds herself trapped on the planet Lythion. There, she has a series of adventurous, and bawdy, encounters with a variety of strange beings, from robots to angels.
In Book 2, "Wrath of the Minute-Eater" (first published in 1974), Barbarella’s traveling Circus Delirium enters another dimension, led by the mysterious and alluring aquaman, Narval, whose machinations catapult Barbarella & Co. into a complex battle for the planet Spectra.
Featuring a brand new, contemporary English-language adaptation by writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Marvel’s "Captain Marvel," "Avengers Assemble," Dark Horse’s "Ghost," Image’s "Pretty Deadly").
Barbarella and The Wrath of the Minute-Eater
Book 1 : Barbarella
Book 2 : The Wrath of the Minute-Eater
The stories by Jean-Claude Forrest, are just as exciting and amusing, as one could have imagined. The art by Forrest has that crude 70s style that most artists of the time copied, but his characters and backgrounds still jump off the page. Altogether, in a time where political correctness was not as fervently checked, this book is a time capsule when your imagination was the only ticket you need to explore these worlds.
Barbarella endures as a worthy read for Forest’s elegant brushstrokes and ability to etch out lush foliage and detailed alien landscapes using simple black and white lines. Then of course there’s Barbarella herself, an imperfect emblem of how feminism has seeped into the mainstream’s subconscious, cheekier than ever thanks to DeConnick’s translation.